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Henry Giroux discusses the increasingly negative impact of neoliberalism across the world, politically, socially, economically and in terms of education, and he offers some suggestions for what we must do now. By Michael Nevradakis   Truthout.org | Interview  19 October 2014 (Image: Hand selects, world map via Shutterstock) Michael Nevradakis for Dialogics: Let’s begin with a discussion […]

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Debt is driving this system of auto-cannibalism which, by every measure of social wellbeing, is relentlessly turning a developed country into an underdeveloped one. By Steve Fraser  PhilosophersforChange.org   February 12, 2013 Shakespeare’s Polonius offered this classic advice to his son: “neither a borrower nor a lender be.”  Many of our nation’s Founding Fathers emphatically […]

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The ongoing decline in global economic growth … means that the militarist drive will intensify in the coming period, creating the conditions for the eruption of another world war. Nick Beams, World Socialist Web Site 10 October 2014 | The deepening crisis of the global capitalist system, as evidenced in reports issued by the International […]

Peacemaking is more courageous...

Unmaking this agenda of war and demanding the implementation of justice, human rights and international law is the work of the peace movement. We can turn around our current path of destruction by spelling out a clear vision of what kind of a world we want to live in demanding an end to [the military/industrial] […]

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I believe we should try very hard to hear the grievances of people in Iraq and the region, including those who have joined the Islamic State, regarding U.S. policies and wars that have radically affected their lives and well-being over the past three decades. By Kathy Kelly  October 19, 2014 This article first appeared on […]

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 Military recruiting is at the root of this university, and is the root of its relationship to the military. The same act that allowed the U of M[innesota] to establish itself as a so-called “land-grant university,” the 1862 Morrill Act, also laid the groundwork for what was to later become the Reserve Officer Training Corps […]

In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran’s WMD program. BY GARETH PORTER   ForeignPolicy.com   OCTOBER 16, 2014 The nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran, which are now nearing their November deadline, remain deadlocked over U.S. demands that Iran dismantle the bulk of its capacity to […]

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  It seems like there are not enough people speaking out against what is going on because so many people refuse to really look at the death and destruction our military is leaving all around the globe. It is so much easier to close our eyes. By Joy First  WorldBeyondWar.org  October 17, 2014 Mount Horeb, […]

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PLANT TREES NOT BOMBS IN AFGHANISTAN It was the jolting vibrations that shook our senses, direction-less, nonetheless directed by fellow humans. Our eyes darted from mysterious fears of losing one another. “There’s been an explosion. Don’t come this way!”, torn by our unspoken wish to huddle together, as if madness could be scattered among the […]

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“The soldiers at the blast crater sensed something was wrong.” An eight-part series in the New York Times.     FROM 2004 TO 2011, AMERICAN AND IRAQI TROOPS REPEATEDLY ENCOUNTERED, AND AT TIMES WERE WOUNDED BY, CHEMICAL WEAPONS THAT WERE HIDDEN OR ABANDONED YEARS EARLIER. A controlled detonation of recovered mustard shells near Taji, Iraq, […]

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Those who fight against neoliberalism must not settle for reforming a system that is as broken as it is dangerous. Any viable, transformative struggle will need a boldly democratic vision; durable, longstanding organizations and strategies that make politics meaningful. To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.   —George […]

Exclusive: Thousands of Ukraine’s neo-Nazis surrounded the parliament in Kiev demanding that the government honor Ukrainian paramilitary forces who fought for Adolf Hitler in World War II, another embarrassing reminder of the extremism unleashed by last February’s U.S.-backed coup, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry   ConsortiumNews.com   October 15, 2014 For months, the New York Times […]

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“The hard truth is that the use of mass surveillance technology effectively does away with the right to privacy of communications on the Internet altogether,” the report concluded.    By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  First Look Media  15 October 2014 The United Nations’ top official for counter-terrorism and human rights (known as the “Special Rapporteur”) […]

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This war – in all its ever-changing permutations – thus enables an endless supply of power and profit to flow to those political and economic factions that control the government regardless of election outcomes. Editor’s Note: There is really nothing new or surprising in this article. At least not for the readers of RiseUpTimes.org. The […]

Peacemaking is more courageous...

Congress was to be the dominant branch of government, and the Executive’s role merely was to narrowly execute and enforce laws passed by that body. Even the president’s commander-in-chief role, much abused by modern chief executives, was to be restricted narrowly to commanding the U.S. military in battle. By Ivan Eland  ConsortiumNews.com  October 14, 2014 […]

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Published on Oct 13, 2014 Thom discusses the renewed protests in Ferguson, MO with Radio Talk Show Host and Activist Joe Madison, whether budget cuts at the NIH are hurting the U.S. response to Ebola with David Laska of the New York State Republican Party and how feminism and peep shows go together with Journalist […]

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“It’s a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn’t come here to give a speech,” he said at Sunday’s event. “I came here to go to jail.” RT.com  Published: October 13, 2014 20:13  Edited: October 14, 2014 01:07   To view the video, click the Download video link below. (It […]

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 The U.S. (and other countries) played a key role in Saddam’s chemical weapons program. As The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward reported in 1982, the CIA began giving Iraq intelligence which it used to “calibrate” its mustard gas attacks against Iranian troops. …my guide described the workshops and conferences the [Tehran] Peace Museum hosts on the […]

Today is a great day!!! We present to you all a new PFC Song Around The World featuring Keith Richards in collaboration with Roberto Luti, Titi Tsira and a number of worldwide musicians on a rendition of his reggae song, “Words of Wonder,” off 1992′s Main Offender. This video also leads into a cover of Bob Marley’s  “Get […]

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